GW4OH SBSO 15m SSB Update 27 March 2010

Well it was to good to last I suppose. The fantastic conditions we have had over the past week or so came to an end. Although I made some nice DX contacts on 15m today the pileup just didn't happen for me or many of my DX buddies.

I decided to set my alarm for 5.50 am and skip the first 6 hours of the contest as I thought the band would be 

closed until sunrise. I got in the shack at 6am, turned the radio on to be met with a wall of silence! things started to pick up around 8am and a small opening to AS but no JA as yet. At around 12 midday I managed to get a small run of about 50 stations into east Asia and China and somehow KH7! but that was the highlight of the day

SMS messages and on-line chat rooms proved to be a good source of info and we all shared the same story, lack of conditions. I managed 220 Q's in 13 hours !!! Thats is a huge reduction to what I could normally work on a normal afternoon on 15M Even the serial numbers of some of the big UK stations doing SBSO entries were not much more than mine, lets hope for better conditions tomorrow the 28th March 2010..



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